Brown University 21 @ Cornell University 10

On day two of week 1 of the Ivy League Rugby Championship Series 2009, Brown traveled from Saturday night's match against Columbia at Baker Field to Ithaca, NY to face the Big Red of Cornell on their home pitch on Pine Tree Road.

Cornell University Ithaca, New York
Brown First XV v. Cornell Cornell jumped out to a 3-0 lead at 4 minutes with a penalty kick by fly-half Matt Mullery. Cornell continued to neutralize Brown. At 18 minutes, Brown took a lineout at the Cornell 5 meter line and the backs sent fullback Rob Powell #12 over the line for an unconverted try and a 5-3 lead that held up through the half, even though Brown scrum half Dave Riley #10 was sin-binned at the 35 minute mark.

In the first 16 minutes of the second half, fullback Sam Rabb kicked two penalties to increase the Brown lead to 11-3 and four minutes later, Brown, from a scrum on their own 30 meter line, scored as scrum half Dave Riley spun the ball to fly half Zahid Jethani who then passed to center Hao Li to wing Ben Baker and finally to fullback Sam Rabb who beat the defense with a 40 meter finish for the try. Rabb then converted his own try for an 18-3 Brown lead. At 68 minutes, with the game at 18-3, Cornell's Benja Davies chipped the Brown backline collected the ball on the bounce and ran it in under the posts. Matt Mullery converted making the score 18-10. Brown's Rabb kicked a penalty at full time to end the match.

Final Brown 21 - Cornell 10.

Brown 1st XV Squad v. Cornell 1. Bob Forrester 10, replaced by Mohammed Abdalah 11 at 36 minutes 2. Jay Smith 10 3. Andrew Alvarez 11 4. Rall Walsh 10, replaced by Ben Mossbarger 10 at 65 minutes 5. John Hermansen 11 6. Chaney Harrison 11, replaced by David Dean 10 at 52 minutes, replaced by Peter Amato 12 at 74 minutes. 7. Zach Long 13, replaced by Dan Levine-Spound 12 at 65 minutes. 8. Ben Mossbarger 10, replaced by Zach Long 13 at 65 minutes, replaced by David Dean 10 at 74 minutes. 9. Dave Riley 10 10. Zahid Jethani 13 11. Dow Travers 11 replaced by James McGinn 12 at 74 minutes. 12. Hao Li 10 Brad Arlington 10 Ben Baker 10 Rob Powell 11 replaced by Sam Rabb 10 at 32 minutes The match referee was Sean McKenna

Brown Second XV v. Cornell The Second XV started on a shaky note for Brown as Cornell scored an unconverted try but then it was all Brown. In the first half Brown tied the score at 5 as fly half Ted Orf 12 passed to center James McGinn 12 for a try. Later in the period scrum half Taylor Peak 12 scored and center Brad Arlington 10 converted to end the half with a 12-5 Brown advantage. The second half saw Sam Rabb 10, now playing second row, score and convert his try for a 19-5 lead. Hooker Dan Levine 12 then scored and Rabb converted to raise Brown s lead to 26-5. Rabb finished off the scoring with yet another try but missed the kick for the 31-5 final score.

Brown Second XV Squad v. Cornell Mike Donnell 12 Dan Levine-Spound 12 Mohammed Abdalah 11 John Hermansen 11 Sam Rabb 10 Mike Ariotis 12 Dan Rabb 10 Peter Amato 12 Taylor Peak 12 Ted Orf 12 Jeff Weinreb 12 Brian Fisher 10 James McGinn 12 Nick Donias 13 Han Yang Lee 12 Rugby alum Mark Fuller '08 attended.

11:15 A.M. Brown arrives at the Cornell Rugby Field Location: 230 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, New York 1:00 P.M. Kickoff for First XV match: Brown A v. Cornell A 3:45 P.M. Kickoff for Second XV match: Brown B v. Cornell B